#DNV GL and #Dalian Shipbuilding jointly to develop #LNG-fueled 23,000 TEU ultra large container vessel
Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 TEU LNG-fueled ultra large container vessel (ULCV). The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and incoming regulations. Interest in alternative fuels has moved from the margins to the center of the maritime industry as environmental regulations designed to reduce shipping’s emissions to air come into effect. For many operational uses, the combination of technical maturity, efficiency, availability, and emissions reduction mean that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is now a viable solution. In developing this new 23,000 TEU LNG fuelled ULCV design, we will show that DSIC can deliver vessels at the cutting edge of the market after two 20,000 TEU contain...